Sizing up SC’s proposed changes to REIT rules

REAL estate investment trusts (REITs), as prospective property buyers, not only provide a new source of deals but is also an avenue for banks to cut property-related lending exposure as developers raise cash from property disposals to relieve their stretched balance sheets.

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SC seeks to relax REIT rules

KUALA LUMPUR (July 15): Malaysian real estate investment trusts (REITs) may soon be able to buy vacant land and engage in property development activities if a new proposal by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) garners positive response.

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Market seen moving into M-REITs on OPR cut to 3%

M-REIT sector Upgrade to overweight: Much to our surprise, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 3% and we believe this will continue to spur the market to move into yield assets, and Malaysian real estate investment trusts (M-REITs) are often the darling of equity investors during monetary easing due to their stability and high-yielding nature, despite the average yield being compressed to 6.

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SC grants waiver to Sunway REIT for Penang land buy

KUALA LUMPUR (July 14): The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has granted a waiver to Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust (Sunway REIT) that will allow the company to acquire land to construct an extension of the Sunway Carnival Mall in Seberang Perai, Penang.

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M-REITs may be allowed to build own properties

MALAYSIAN real estate investment trusts (M-REITs) may soon be allowed to put as much as 15% of their total assets into development projects and vacant land for development and are already positioning themselves for the liberalisation that is slated for the end of the year, industry sources say.

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